Common Periodontal Services
Keeping your teeth healthy and clean is almost sure to be part of your daily routine. However, keeping up with the health of your oral tissues like your gums is just as important. Do you know what you can do to ensure your gums stay in top condition? Are you aware that your dentist offers various periodontal services to help you and your gums? Find out more about some common periodontal services and how to ensure the health of your oral tissues with Dr. Edwin Riley III, Dr. Edwin Riley IV, and Dr. Rita Han at Riley Dental Associates in Boston, MA.
Why would I need periodontal care?
The word periodontal refers to the structures which surround the teeth, including the gums and the tissues and ligaments which surround the teeth. The beginning of periodontal disease affects the gums and, as it progresses, begins affecting the other oral tissues as well. This results in swollen, bleeding, and tender gum tissue, loosened teeth, unexplained bad breath, pain, and discomfort. Periodontal disease can be stopped with the right treatment.
What are my periodontal care options?
Though many people believe that it is normal for their gums to bleed, this is actually the first symptom of gum disease. In its earliest stages, you can stop your gum disease with regular flossing. As gum disease progresses, a procedure called scaling and root planing thoroughly cleans the teeth and their roots to treat the infection. In very severe cases, surgery to lift the gums to clean even deeper underneath them. Your treatment will depend on the stage and severity of your gum disease.
Periodontal Services in Boston, MA
Your periodontal health is crucial to your overall oral health. Ensuring that you keep your gums and other oral tissues clean, healthy, and free from infection can help you keep your smile beautiful for years to come.
For more information on common periodontal services or how they can benefit you, please contact Dr. Edwin Riley III, Dr. Edwin Riley IV, and Dr. Rita Han at Riley Dental Associates in Boston, MA. Call (617) 723-4032 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!